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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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What soil?

Decided I no longer want dirt/sand substrate and want to go with a soil substrate. Any recommendations for an established tank?


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Controsoil, ADA, Tropica
Up aqua shrimp sand, dennerle
Fluval stratum

If you're swapping soil and can't risk ammonia then ADA is out.
They're all good!
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ive tried controsoil. I really like the fact that the ammonia leach is very minimal
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Right so looking at whatís available in U.K. and meets my needs I think Iíll go for Tropica. Iíve noticed it comes in two forms, normal and powder versions. Which one is recommended also Iíll be putting it into a 70x30cm footprint so how much shall I get? Haha


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Just done a calculation measuring my footprint and having the soil 8cm high will mean Iíll need 16.8litres, so Iíll get 2 bags


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Another question, does Tropica need to be capped?


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